For the original encounter in Karazhan, see The Curator.
BossThe Curator
Image of The Curator
Gender Male
Race Arcane golem (Mechanical)
Level 112 Elite
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Karazhan
Status Active (lore)[1]
Killable Legion

The Curator is the fifth boss in Return to Karazhan.

Adventure Guide

The Curator safeguards the Menagerie from unwelcome guests, terminating trespassers who seek to plunder the secrets of Karazhan. Though assembled by Medivh himself, the guardian construct has deteriorated over time, becoming prone to energy overloads and erratic behavior.


The Curator loses mana as it casts spells to strike its foes. When it reaches 10% mana, it will cease attacking and rapidly regenerate its mana. While it does so, it is very vulnerable to player attacks.

Damage Dealer Alert Damage Dealers

  • Focus fire Volatile Energy before its Arc Lightning becomes unmanageable for healers.
  • The Curator is at its most vulnerable when it casts Evocation.

Healer Alert Healers

  • The Curator inflicts heavy damage with Overload after finishing Evocation.

Tank Alert Tanks

  • The Curator targets you with Power Discharge. Place damaging area effects strategically.


Actively Attacking

  • Spell deathknight antimagiczone.png  Summon Volatile Energy — The Curator summons a ball of Volatile Energy that attacks its foes.
  • Volatile Energy
    • Spell nature stormreach.png  Arc Lightning — Volatile Energy shoots lightning at a random enemy, inflicting 52500 Arcane damage. This damage increases every time the Volatile Energy casts Arc Lightning.
    • Inv enchant essencemagiclarge.png  Static Charge — Volatile Energy surges toward an enemy, inflicting 370000 to 430000 Arcane damage to all enemies within 8 yds on arrival.
  • Spell nature lightning.png  Power Discharge — The Curator fires a ball of lightning which inflicts 138750 to 161250 Arcane damage on impact and creates an area of Power Discharge that periodically inflicts 300625 Arcane damage to players who remain inside.
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  • Spell arcane arcane02.png  Evocation — The Curator evocates, taking 100% increased damage and regaining mana.
  • Spell nature wispsplode.png  Overload — The Curator explodes with energy after casting Evocation, inflicting 435000 Arcane damage. This effect is stronger for each Overload the Curator has cast.


Item Type
 [Arcing Static Charge] Arcane Artifact Relic
 [Fauna Analysis Widget] Life Artifact Relic
 [Seeping Corruption] Fel Artifact Relic
 [Bite-Marked Wristplates] Plate bracers
 [Custodian's Soothing Touch] Leather gloves
 [Gauntlets of Confinement] Mail gloves
 [Gloves of Arcane Confluence] Cloth gloves
 [Repurposed Golem Grips] Plate gloves
 [Terestian's Signet Ring] Ring
 [Deteriorated Construct Core] Ranged DPS trinket


Janitorial units: begin Menagerie decontamination.
  • The Menagerie is for-- ERADICATE! ERADICATE!
  • Welcome to the-- TERMINATE INTRUDERS!
Summon Volatile Energy
  • Countermeasures deployed.
  • Overload in progress. Prepare for-- PURGE! PURGE! PURGE!
  • Attention guests: DIE! DIE! DIE!
Evocation ends
Deterrent protocols successful.
Killed a player
  • Curator is no longer op... er... ation... al.
  • System... failure... im... mi... nent...


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